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Domaine Dujac Clos Saint-Denis 1970-2004

France: Burgundy, Verticals & Retrospectives, featured

Neal Martin, Mar 2020

Domaine Dujac’s Clos Saint-Denis has long been one of my favorite Burgundies, so when I had the chance to participate in a unique vertical of over 20 vintages back to the domaine’s earliest days, well, how could I refuse?

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Cellar Favorite: 1937 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche Grand Cru

France: Burgundy, cellar favorite, Cellar Favorites

Neal Martin, Mar 2020

Last November I met with a couple of friends and Burgundy mavens with the sole intention of tasting one of the last bottles from the Moingeon family cellar. The rather shabby-looking bottle was bereft of a label and covered in a thin film of dust, and there was no branding on the cork.

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Cellar Favorite: 1933 Domaine René Engel Grands-Echézeaux Grand Cru

France: Burgundy, cellar favorite, Cellar Favorites

Neal Martin, Mar 2020

Sometimes you encounter a bottle so old and rare that your immediate reaction is one of knowing that you will never taste it again. This bottle came from a renowned private cellar and was poured blind by a generous friend at Bistro de l’Hôtel.

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Complex, Not Complicated: 2017 DRC in Bottle

France: Burgundy, featured

Neal Martin, Feb 2020

Tasting the newly released wines from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti is never an ordinary day. The 2017s were in the spotlight this year. Here’s how the day unfolded hour by hour…

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Refusing to Follow the Script: Jean-Marie Guffens

France: Burgundy, Verticals & Retrospectives, featured

Neal Martin, Feb 2020

The outspoken Jean-Marie Guffens has spent almost four decades making superb Mâconnais wines. This retrospective would always be entertaining. But what do Blade Runner and Pink Floyd have to do with it?

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Vinous Table: L'Expression, Beaune, France

Vinous Table, France: Burgundy

Antonio Galloni, Feb 2020

L'Expression is a welcome addition to the dining scene in Beaune. A seasonal menu and fabulous wine list make a lunch or dinner at L'Expression a must.

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Vinous Table: Au Fil du Zinc, Chablis, France

Vinous Table, France: Burgundy

Antonio Galloni, Feb 2020

Au Fil du Zinc is a local institution in Chablis. The place to go. An inventive menu married with a killer wine list and a casual environment make Au Fil du Zinc a must for readers visiting Chablis.

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Cellar Favorite: 1945 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru

France: Burgundy, cellar favorite, Cellar Favorites

Neal Martin, Feb 2020

I LOVE HALF-BOTTLES! Phew, it feels good to come clean. I am well aware how everyone bangs on about magnums as the optimal format for maturing wine. Received wisdom is that half-bottles cannot age. Rubbish! Go and taste a few.

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Postcard from Chablis: The 2018s & 2017s

France: Burgundy, featured

Antonio Galloni, Jan 2020

I found a lot to like in the 2018s and 2017s, wines from two very different vintages. The 2018s are open-knit and fleshy, while the 2017s are built along much more classic lines. I also came across a number of new or newly revitalized domaines making truly compelling wines.

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Vinous Table: Hostellerie de Levernois, Beaune, France

Vinous Table, France: Burgundy

Antonio Galloni, Jan 2020

The Hostellerie’s Restaurant Gastronomique is a terrific choice for readers who want a more relaxed experience. A spacious room, verdant views and tables set far apart add to a feeling of serenity that is pretty relaxing for this city boy.